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48th IPRA Championship Rodeo in Wauconda this Weekend!

[Wauconda, IL] For 47 consecutive years, visitors to Lake County have been enjoying Old West entertainment at the Wauconda IPRA Championship Rodeo. This year is … Read more ›

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) will speak at the Tenth Dems celebration at the Hyatt Deerfield
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Tenth Dems Celebrating Democratic Achievements from Alaska to the IL-10th District

Highland Park, IL (June 8, 2011)—The Tenth Dems will proudly celebrate the achievements of Democrats on Sunday, June 12 at the Hyatt Deerfield. The reception … Read more ›

Reading garden again proposed for Vernon Hills library

The Daily Herald reports: Plans to build an outdoor reading garden at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills are progressing, officials said Friday. Read … Read more ›

IL-10th Congressional District candidate Ilya Sheyman is earning support for his campaign
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Ilya Sheyman Earns Endorsement of Gov. Howard Dean for Illinois’ 10th Congressional District Seat

WAUKEGAN, IL (May 26, 2011)–Former Vermont Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean announced his support for Ilya Sheyman’s campaign on Thursday, noting the … Read more ›

Grant for Vernon Hills library five years overdue

The Daily Herald reports: When state Sen. Terry Link and then-Rep. Kathy Ryg surprised Cook Memorial Public Library District leaders in 2006 by pledging $500,000 … Read more ›

A patron checks the DVDs available at a local library. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

TribLocal’s library series focuses on digital age

In a four-part series, TribLocal took a look at the challenges facing today’s local libraries in the digital age. Reporters spoke to local, regional and … Read more ›

Volunteer Excel teacher Mike Trahan helps a student taking the course at Fremont Public Library. (Sheryl DeVore/TribLocal)

Libraries teach computer literacy in this digital age

TribLocal is taking a look at the challenges facing today’s local libraries in the digital age. This is the fourth in a four-part series. For … Read more ›

Barb Sullivan, inter-library loan director for Fremont Public Library, places a book in a bin to be shipped to a nearby library. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

Merger attempts to protect interlibrary loans

Officials at the five parts of the Illinois Library System that serve northern Illinois have approved a merger of staff, services and facilities in an effort to save money and protect the ability of patrons to use an online database and borrow books from any library in the state. Read more ›

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Fremont Library Hosts Daycare & Preschool Fair

Fremont Library Hosts Daycare & Preschool Fair Twenty-one area daycares and preschools will be represented at Fremont Public Library’s annual Daycare & Preschool Fair on … Read more ›

The statue at the Vernon Area Lilbrary appears to be a Bears fan. Photo submitted by Vernon Area Library.

Secret Bears fans decorate Vernon area library statue

When librarians arrived at the Vernon Area Public Library on Saturday morning, they found that a mystery fan had decked out the statue near the … Read more ›